With 5 more C&C beverages to go we’re nearing the end of our time with the soda manufacturer. Today I’ve chosen a personal favorite flavor in world of sodas… peach. Technically it’s C&C Golden Peach and I will say that adding the adjective “golden” increases m y want factor of this beverage. Look, peaches come from a can. They were put there by a man. In a factory downtown. Then someone tasted those peaches and decided they should be in a soda. Peach soda is one of those sodas that don’t need to be all natural to be good. Since C&C is chock full of chemicals as long as this soda has a strong enough flavor and tastes like peach then they should have no issue with me enjoying it. So let’s take a page from James and jump right on into this giant bottle of peach soda.
The familiar smell of rich, chemically enhanced, peach throws itself down my nostrils. Like I said before, sometimes the chemicals help the cause and while I enjoy an all-natural soda as much as the next person you can’t discount peach in any form.
This has a uniquely familiar flavor to it. It tastes like it was made with millions of peaches. Peaches for me! Ok, so that reference was forced... it is tasty though. With all of the other peach sodas I’ve had one of the key traits is how sweet they taste. C&C Golden Peach seems to understand that sweetness is important with a peach flavor beverage, but not everything. The tart bite of a peach is what C&C used to fill the left over flavor room they had by not just loading this soda up with sugar. In doing so I’m treated to a very natural tasting soda in terms of “does this taste like an actual peach”. Of course it’s not going to replicate it perfectly, but C&C Golden Peach is a very strong entry in the peach soda market. The excellent flavor is enhanced by the fact that the carbonation levels are strong enough to give your throat a slight burn and not make it seem like you’re just sitting in your house drinking peach syrup out of a can. Speaking of syrup, the HFCS used in the making of this soda does not weigh heavily in your mouth after each sip. I’m about a third of the way finished with the bottle and it doesn’t seem to be building on itself that much either. Could this soda be improved? Sure it could, it could use natural ingredients, have better bottle art, and be a bit lighter in the mouth feel department. I’m still going to recommend you pick up multiples of it though. Look out.
Verdict – Buy a Pack!